Cherry granita

Cherry granita

10 mins Prep · 5 mins Cook

Switch up this Sicilian dessert classic with the rich flavours of cherry, lemongrass and lime

Created by Spinneys
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 5 minutes
Serves 8
Cuisine Italian
Diet Vegan
Preparation Easy
Nutrition (per serving)
Calories 102
Fat 0.1g
Protein 0.8g
Carbs 25.1g
Sugars 21.8g
Given the cook-at-home nature of Spinneys and natural variations in ingredients, nutritional information is approximated. See details



Cooking Instructions

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In a large saucepan, combine the bruised lemongrass stalk, pitted cherries, sugar and water then slowly bring to the boil. Cook for 5 minutes, then allow to stand until cooled.


Blend the mixture with the lime juice until smooth, then strain into a large, deep, 20x30cm freezer-proof dish. Freeze until solid – preferably overnight.


After about an hour, the granita will have started to freeze. Use a fork to scrape and break up the ice into flaky crystals. Place back into the freezer and repeat this every hour or so, until the granita is fully frozen.


Serve in chilled glasses.